Need advice for my sickie

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Need advice for my sickie
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 1:21pm
Okay so (incase you didn't see on the other board. LOL) Faith is really sick and getting sicker. She has diahrrea, is totally congested, has a fever, and is coughing. Last night she had croup. Anywho the doc said it's a virus and that we can really only treat the symptoms. My biggest worry is that she's going to dehydrate. She's only had about 3 oz. of formula all day. She did eat some rice cereal with pears mixed in but hasn't really had any liquids. I've tried the formula, plus apple and grape pedialyte. She won't have any of it. Any tips on how to keep her hydrated? I finally decided to just let her sleep whenever but if she doesn't sleep better tonight I'm going to collapse. I'm an exhausted. She's been up off and on for two nights now. Anyway thanks for letting me babble. TIA for any advice.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 1:26pm
My only advice is keep trying the fluids.....hopefully after some sleep she'll be able to keep some of it down. If she carries on much longer, I'd probably take her to a doctor. Dehydration can be quite scary!!

((((((Hugs))))))) and get well vibes for Faith!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 2:39pm
Hi Sharon, (((HUGS)))

Croup sucks huh!!??!!

Have you tried the popsicle pedialyte? You could maybe break it into pieces and let her try it if she doesn't like it on a stick.

Maybe a sippy cup instead of her bottle?

Have you taken her outside, when our kids get a case of croup we haul them outside to help their breath intake with the cool air.

Keep an eye on her and take her back in, go with your gut Hon.

Hope you get a good sleep ASAP!!



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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 7:39pm
Hi Sharon, I am a lurker here and when my DD was smaller she got dehydrated enough to be hospitalized. My doctor always told me not to give them pear or apple juice because it causes the stool to soften. She would never take pedialite so he told me that Gatorade was better than a juice. I hope that helps a little, I remember how scary it is when they are sick like that. I hope she gets better soon!!